Welcome to the Learning Commons!

Welcome to Langdon School's Learning Commons! It is a place where students can access the resources they need to support their learning. Books, digital resources, computers, i-pads, VR technology, and more are all available to students and staff. If you have questions or need help finding a resource please contact Mrs. Schoell, the Learning Commons Facilitator. Contact by phone at 403-936-4579 ext. 8304 or by email: mschoell@rockyview.ab.ca

 

Whether you are going back to school in person or online, the Learning Commons is here to guide you throughout the school year.

Onward To The Next Chapter

It has been an honour and a privilege to have worked at Langdon School as the Learning Commons Facilitator since the Fall of 2010.  After over 29 years working with RVS, it is time for me to retire and turn the page to the next, exciting chapter in life.  Retirement is time to relax, renew, read and renovate!

Thank you to all for your support over the years! Your kind words and well wishes are greatly appreciated!  It is the smiles and conversations I will miss the most.  What is your favourite book?  Which character do you admire? How do you think the story will end?  The Joy is in the Journey!

Important Dates

  • June 7-11 -- Scheduled classes are cancelled. Student books to be returned unless needed to complete school assignments. Overdue notices will be sent out to classes.  Please have your child login to Koha to check their account.  Now is a great time to discover "free" eBooks with your child.

- Lost and or damaged titles to be paid for or replaced. Textbook returns may start.

-June 14-18 -- Textbook returns. Gr. 6-9 students are to return their textbooks to the LC upon completion of their assignments.

  • June 21-24 -- All textbooks to be returned!  Lost and or damaged fees are to be paid. Please make cheques payable to Langdon School.  Fees not paid will be charged via School Cash.

Gr. 9's to ensure all textbooks and LC books are returned to ensure a clear loan for high school.

Please check all around the house for school textbooks and LC/Library books. Students who have any books that are missing or are damaged will be charged for them.


*Students can see what they have due by logging into their account on the Koha OPAC page. Follow the instructions on the page.

June is Indigenous History Month

For more information, videos and more, click on,

Government of Canada National Indigenous History Month

Learn more about the rich and diverse cultures, voices, experiences and histories of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people through these interactive resources.

On June 21, National Indigenous Peoples Day, commemorate the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis!

Check Koha for book titles or click on LearnAlberta.ca

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Audio Cine Films Access Information

*Updated Teacher Information* Audio Cine Films Restricted Student Account Information

Audio Cine Films has created a Restricted Student Password Access instruction guide for teachers who are working with students online. The guide includes new simplified teacher and student login and passwords, which have also been updated in the Digital Resources Brochure. Please refer to the new guide for instructions on how to copy and share movie links with students. Questions can be directed to Secretary for Technology for Learning, Michelle Dean.

Book Fair Results

Reading Can Take You Anywhere! Held Wed., Mar. 17 — Sun., March 28

That's a wrap!  A big thank you to our entire school community for coming together at our Virtual Book Fair.  More than 274 books were sold!

We have earned $562.50 in Rewards to better our school, and could not have done so without your help!  We look forward to having some new titles in our Learning Commons and classrooms!

 

Thank you for your continued support of Langdon School’s Scholastic Book Fair!

Book Fairs = New Books!

NEW Reward books recently received!

  • 102 new K-5 titles
  • 68 new 5-9 titles

New Books!

Check out new titles -- click on New Titles.  Bookmark the Koha link by clicking on the above Koha button or click on Koha Link.

Return all overdue books and textbooks!

  • Many LC books and school textbooks remain overdue from 2020!  Let's make 2021 a clean sweep!

Please return any school books you may find as it's important to quarantine them before they're used at the school!

Thank you to all the students who returned their books borrowed in 2020!

Check this out!

Bibliovideo is YouTube channel all about Canadian books for kids and teens! Watch your favourite Canadian authors and illustrators read and talk about their books1 The Canadian Children's Book Centre is sponsoring this amazing new resource!

For more information about resources and COVID-19, click on the RVS COVID - 19 Continuity Plan.

Sign up for free Marigold library cards(Chestermere Public Library) online in order to access all available eresources! Adults and families can go here to get cards for everyone in the household, Marigold Household Library Registration or single minors under 14 can sign up on their own here. Once the forms are completed, the library barcodes and pins will be emailed.

Check out these sites listed below or click on the above Digital Learning Resources button for more awesome web links!

Dave Pilkey @ Home

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together.

Storyline Online

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation's award-winning children's literacy website streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children's books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and more.

Storyline Online receives over 100 million views annually from children all over the world!

Story Time from Space. Astronauts on the International Space Station read stories and conduct experiments for children as the world rotates below.  No need to login to watch the videos.

Wonderopolis

Welcome to Wonderopolis®, a place where natural curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery in learners of all ages. Each day, we pose an intriguing question—the Wonder of the Day®—and explore it in a variety of ways.

Walk, run or ride to one of Langdon’s “Little Free Libraries.” For more information, contact Mrs. Schoell .

If you haven’t tried Epic!, what are you waiting for? Visit the site or download the app to begin reading some amazing books for children ages 5-12.

**Students can see what they have due by logging into their account on the Koha OPAC page. Follow the instructions on the page.**

Keep Calm and Oooooh!  New Books! Click on Koha, "New Titles" page to view all the amazing titles that will be added.

New Bookshelf

Why am I receiving Koha emails? The Koha automated program sends out emails for date due, holds, an outstanding overdue or lost book. Once an item is returned, Koha will not send out a notice.

Indigenous databases

Gord Downie's The Secret Path (Gr. 5-12), Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada (Gr. 5-12), and, Indigenous Peoples: North America (Gr. 7-12).  Access via LearnAlberta's Online Reference Centre.

LC Club News. Remember....Keep Calm & Read On!  Readers are Leaders!  LC Club will be held once clubs are able to restart and in accordance with COVID-19 protocols.

Parent volunteers. (Until further notice, parent volunteer program has been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 protocols.) Parent volunteers have provided an essential role in the Learning Commons.  New titles put into the hands of students and staff are accomplished faster due to the efforts of volunteers.  Your dedication and cheerful help are deeply appreciated by myself, students and staff!

Access eBooks via Follett’s Destiny Discover app (free to download).

Click on the above Destiny Discover eBooks or go to www.gofollett.com Students login using their RVS school id for Google documents or Moodle.  Note:  If you have downloaded the free, Destiny Discover app, you may have to update it.  For more information click on, Access the Destiny Discover App Quick Reference Guide. Scroll down for Android and iOS instructions.

Homework?  Check this page first!  Better than Google! This important site is often overlooked for studying or homework help is LearnAlberta’s Online Reference Centre which provides free, K-12, databases for literacy and research.  Click on the above Digital Learning Resources button for more resources.  Note: This LearnAlberta resource will be available until June 30, 2021.

Thank you to students, parents and staff for making the Learning Commons an exciting place for research, reading, and discovery!

Mrs. Schoell, Learning Commons Facilitator

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